i’m jealous of april deacon

Yes, I know… I have a thing for vintage portraits in which the faces have been altered in some way {please find evidence here and here and here}. I love the patterns, the colors, and the fact that these ordinary citizens look like they’ve been initiated into some kind of bizarre art tribe! American artist April Deacon uses gouache {in stunning colors!} to turn these found photographs into my latest obsession. LOVE.

ps. that neon boy is missing a pinkie, right?

{via curate1k}






comments (11)

  1. rina /// 03.16.2012 /// 7:21am

    gorgeous. I especially like the first two.

  2. Norah /// 03.16.2012 /// 8:30am

    Ah, love! I just bought one of her pieces as a gift for my sister-in-law. Her work (those colors!) is even more stunning in person.

  3. tiffanie /// 03.16.2012 /// 11:09am

    WOW. These are wonderful! This type of mixed media can go either way for me….these, I absolutely love. Nice find, Danielle!

  4. miss V /// 03.17.2012 /// 5:27am

    They remind me of traditional Maori tattoos.
    :)

  5. Christi /// 03.18.2012 /// 12:54pm

    Interesting work! Such bright colors and interesting patterns : )

    -Christi at theartcake.com, an art blog

  6. Connie @ Daydream In Color /// 03.19.2012 /// 9:17am

    Wow. These just drew me in. I love the bright patterns.

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  8. Megan /// 04.07.2012 /// 5:56am

    I have a thing for works that have faces covered in paint or things flying out of peoples heads, ha ha. Weird, yet beautiful

  9. the jealous curator /// 04.07.2012 /// 6:00am

    me too! ; )

  10. renee /// 05.21.2012 /// 3:31am

    gorgeous. i’m jealous too

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